Liposuction surgery is a great tool for those who haven’t been able achieve the slim silhouette they desire, despite adhering to a healthy exercise and diet regimen. At Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, we use liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits and improve body contours for patients from across the region in Clearwater, St Petersburg, Naples, Sarasota, and beyond. Liposuction should never be used as a substitute for weight loss, exercise, or diet, and our highly skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald can determine whether or not the procedure it right for you. If it isn’t, he may be able to recommend other solutions to help you achieve the look you desire, such as a tummy tuck, buttock lifting, spider vein removal, or body lift.

Any of these procedures can smooth the skin, eliminate bulges, and create more attractive contours in the following areas of the body:

  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Upper Arms
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Breast or Chest area
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • More

What happens during a liposuction procedure?

At Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, liposuction begins with one or more incisions within the skin’s natural folds, near the area to be treated. Dr. Greenwald will then insert a slim, hollow tube through the incision, toward the underlying fat. If he’s using ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), then the catheter will vibrate at a high speed, liquefying the fat for easy removal. This technologically advanced method used in conjunction with suction-assisted lipectomy causes less pain, leaves neighboring tissue unharmed, and yields better results.

Surgical Concerns

Liposuction is considered a safe procedure that produces effective results. Still, some patients may experience the following side effects: fluid collection, asymmetry, bleeding, infection, and wound problems. It is also possible for contour deformities to occur, but this is rare. Although patients have to wear a custom-made compressive garment for up to six weeks after liposuction surgery to encourage proper contouring, they can usually return to normal activities about two to three days into the recovery period.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 877-873-7522 if you have any more questions regarding our liposuction procedure, ultrasonic liposuction, or any other procedures such as liposculpture surgery, mini tummy tucks, breast augmentation, arm lift surgery, fat transfer, or buttock lift surgery. We are here to help you become a better version of you, whether you’re in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota, Florida, or beyond.